Two blog posts have generated a lot of vigorous debate. It started with an article by conservative journalist Peter Oborne in the Daily Mail, where he commented that no member of the present cabinet had ever occupied a wealth creating job. This was picked up by Spectator journalist James Forsyth on the Coffee House Blog, and then further picked up by Iain Dale on his blog. Cue a whole raft of pro and anti-comments.
So, students looking to your future employment prospects, where do you stand? Is the private, wealth creating sector the only one that generates value, or is the much demeaned public sector, with its emphasis on vocation, but its relative lack of material reward, the place for you?